Winter steelhead can now be found throughout the Sandy River

Sandy River - Sandy, OR


by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff
1-27-2022
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Anglers have been successfully catching fish in the Sandy since before Christmas day. Winter steelhead can now be found throughout the Sandy River, though they are still largely in the lower river. Anglers have been catching a steady number of fish, when conditions allow. Current high water and poor visibility may limit opportunities. Anglers would do best to check river levels before heading to the river. Fresh fish should be entering the system with each passing rain event for the next several months. 

Flow and visibility on the Sandy are greatly influenced by each passing front and change in snow levels. Colder temperatures, as well as less precipitation means this glacially fed system will not only be on the drop, but will also clear up much more quickly.

Anglers should confirm access before they go. All Metro Parks and boat ramps (including Dabney and Lewis and Clark) are now open, but may have modified operations. Check conditions at individual parks on Metro’s website. State parks and recreation areas appear open.

USGS hydrological data for the Sandy near bull run.




More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, January 27th

Ana River: This can be an excellent time of year to fish Ana Rivers
Malheur Reservoir: The no bag limit emergency regulation on this reservoir is no longer in effect
Owyhee Reservoir: Anglers may have some success targeting redband trout and crappie this winter
Thief Valley Reservoir: Thief Valley Reservoir was very low throughout much of last year
Agate Lake: This is mostly a crappie and bluegill fishery with some bass in the mix
Applegate River: Applegate River Report
Ben Irving Reservoir: New habitat structures in the upper reservoir may produce some good bass
Diamond Lake: Anglers are catching a few out on the ice
Emigrant Reservoir: Don’t expect much for fishing success out here
Expo Pond: Expect very cold mornings with very limited success
Fish Lake : Anglers were still catching fish through the ice this past weekend
Galesville Reservoir: The boat ramp is just usable and anglers are taking advantage of it
Illinois River: Flows continue to drop but are still very fishable
Lake Selmac: Bass fishing should remain fair
Lemolo Lake: Trout should be hungry for those willing to try fishing
Lost Creek Lake: The lake is still well below average
Plat I Reservoir: Plat I is a great place to fish for warmwater fish this time of year
Rogue River - Middle: Winter fish are being caught from Galice to Rogue River
Rogue River- Upper: For the week of Jan. 19, 56 new summer steelhead entered the ladder bringing the year’s total to 3,128 fish
Umpqua River: Good number of fish in the main
Kilchis River: The Kilchis will be getting very low and clear this week
Clackamas River: Winter steelhead can now be found throughout the Clackamas River
Henry Hagg Lake: Hagg Lake continues to receive regular stocking